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Title [Manuscript]
Stock Code 13880
Description Two 19th century manuscript books of illustrated limericks by the same hand, The first, titled Anecdotes (from memory) of Sixteen Wonderful Old Women Dedicated (by Permission) to Miss Stuart - by a celebrated Historical Portrait Painter, is a reworking of John Harris's, History of Sixteen Wonderful Old Women, published in 1820, The verses are the same, though the pen & ink illustrations differ greatly. The second work, The History of Sixteen Wonder Old Men. Written A designed as a Companion to the History of Sixteen Wonderful Old Women, is not, as one might suppose, a reworking of E. Marshall publication of 1821, Anecdotes and Adventures of fifteen Gentlemen, but would appear to an entirely original work. Neither book is signed or dated, but there is a watermark of 1827 in the second work. The first work is rather tired and has many turned corners; the second work is a very good condition.